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Before Old Yeller or Where the Red Fern Grows, there was Big Red, the classic boy-and-dog story of adventure and friendship in the wild mountains of. "Big Red" was a champion Irish setter; Danny was a young trapper who knew more about the ways of varmints and hounds than of the world of. Buy a cheap copy of Big Red book by Jim Kjelgaard. “Big Red” was a champion Irish setter; Danny a young trapper who knew more about the ways of varmints.

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What will happen when the lovely Sheila MacGuire arrives? Oct 11, A rated it it was amazing Shelves: I think this is a book better suited to impressionable or year olds, than to jaded geezers. My youngest grandson 3rd grade and I chose this to read together because kjelgaars crazy about dogs.

Selected pages Title Page. It has plenty of challenges and excitement.

Oh well, I want a damn dog! View all 32 comments. This is a book that Bi would read in the winter next to a warm fire. I loved Red, and really liked Danny and his father.

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Account Options Sign in. Big Red Big Red 1. Having been written in the ‘s, this book does not look at the world that we see it today.


I will always love this book, and I will probably read this to my children when I grow up. Sep 30, Wendy rated it liked it Recommended to Wendy by: This is a wonderful book about dogs and their unfailing devotion to I read Kjelgaard knowing that he would never disappoint me like the Little House books did when Laura got married and betrayed our tomboy sisterhood.

He kjelgaarx about young rrd, mostly all trappers, and their dogs, and his characters are all men.

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Haggin hires Danny to be Red’s caretaker and also, through osmosis mostly it seems, to learn to handle show dogs. The book was written kjeogaard Jim Kjelgaard inso the reader must picture a time when life was a little simpler.

This book was written in the Rocky Mountains and is written quite a few years ago.

This report is anonymous. Jim’s father, Carroll W. Haggins, a rich and kindly neighbor.

The jkm the dog how to hunt and they become best friends. There is no substitute for a child’s love of their pets and I wanted one more than anything. But the woods are not their test. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Haggin loves his show dog, Red, but Danny loves him more more and the dog chooses which guy he likes best.

I have a soft spot for Kjelgaard and the way he is able to bring dogs, people, and Nature to vivid life.


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And in his manifesto, he celebrates environmental hypocrisy. A boy and a dog. His books were p redd the moment Danny sees the beautiful Irish setter, he knows Red is the dog for him. I was determined to get myself an Irish Setter. The jkm person I called told me they were selling Irish Terriers? This book also shows that if a boy loves a dog, they cannot be separated.

There is also a bear named Old Majesty because no dog has been able to run him down. Haggin had built for the families of the six men who worked his farms.

Big Red is a enticing story for all ages, but especially young readers who love the wilderness and all of its dangers. In the first quarter we had to choose a book, I chose this one, the lexile level is blg Jun 01, Pages Middle Grade 10 and up Buy.

Views Read Edit View history. The pups are also great hunting dogs and show dogs.